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MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am PST
. >>> the family of former fbi man robert levinson, missing since he disappeared in iranian territory in 2007, as released pictures taken a couple of years ago. the retired fbi agent is seen in a orange prison jump suit holding signs taunting the u.s. pleading for help. levinson disappeared while on a private business trip. pete williams, nbc news justice correspondent joins me now from the supreme court. first of all, pete, what do we know about -- do we know any more about levinson other than we see this visual evidence proof of life a couple of years ago. we got sources that this is proof of life and there was a revig rated attempt to try to get him out and find out what the iranians know, but we've had very few clues, if any. >> that's right, these pictures were sent anonymously to the family in late 2010-2011, but his wife put them out to get more attention and build further pressure on what she believes is the iranian government that's holding him and also the u.s. to do more publicly to pressure iran. iran put out a statement through its representatives in the u.s. yesterday saying tha
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
. the fbi will shut down, people responsible for tracking down loose nuclear weapons, the court system closes its doors. the faa off line, parks closed, food safety inspections, they stop, nobody gets tax refunds or fixes your roads. it is bad, second, meanwhile, too, the financial markets will go into complete chaos, u.s. government debt is after all the safest investment in the world, so it is used as the benchmark for all other types of debt. what that means, when you buy a mortgage the government looks at what it pays to borrow and begins your estimate there. if we spike the treasury rate because nobody trusts our government anymore that spikes credit card rates and mortgage rates. not to mention all manner of trillions and trillions of dollars of weird financial derivatives that are also bench marked to treasuries. the damage to the economy on that would be unbelievable. and it would occur at every level from individuals looking for a loan to get a house to hedge funders trying to play the markets. so it would be like 2008 all over again, and if we breach the ceiling for long, may
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 10:00am PST
. he was the only prisoner. the fbi, i'm told, passed questions to his questioners or interrogators, the locals, but never had direct access to him, and he was released supposedly from lack of hard evidence. does this mean we have no leads on what happened in benghazi, and when will the committee hear from hillary clinton? will it be after the inauguration? >> i had some very good conversation with her chief of staff, and certainly senator menendez, the chairman of the committee. my sense is, andrea, that her hearing probably will take place the morning of the 22nd. i think they feel she's going to be healthy enough to come in that day. if that were to occur, and, again, this is senator menendez's decision, we could move very quickly, maybe even that afternoon to senator kerry's hearings and have those right after. my sense is the process that most of us would like to see could well take place, and i actually sense especially in talking to her chief just in the last few days that she's anxious to want to come up and testify on benghazi, and i think that hes an important thing for he
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
in mass killings, a national with just one gun per person. the fbi says there's only 200 legally justified self-defense hom sighed a year and 309,000 gun deaths a year. tomorrow the vice president will send his boss recommendations for the white house's gun control package. this is part of what could be the most crucial moment in the obama administration. perhaps the most important legislation they'll ever propose. because gun laws do work. studies have shown firearm deaths are significantly lower in states with stricter gun legislation. this map shows the ten states with the strongest gun laws and the ten with the lowest gun death rates. the correlation the seven states in green is strong. banning assault weapons, requiring trigger locks, and mandating safe storage works. the nra would like you to believe no legislation woot help. no one obvious law could have stopped adam lanza but we can make our world safer. public policy is meant to be aspir rational, to try to make the world better. the white house knows it just as it knows the right has gone far extreme on this, so far into second a
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am PST
rights. at the same time, the fbi reported that 2.78 million firearm background checks were conducted in december. that's the highest monthly figure since routine background checks were required way back in 1998. so let's talk about the opposition. is there any indication of softening there, particularly in congress where obviously these bills would have to be passed? >> well, in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, we saw some key moderate democratic lawmakers like joe manchin come out and say he was open to this conversation. he was open to having a debate about gun control, considering some of these measures. it's unclear whether that's going to be dissipate at all now as we've had more time elapse since the shooting and that emotional momentum may have slowed a little bit. we also see the nra. they're very powerful. still powerful. and they have a lot of allies in congress, not just among the republicans, but also with some democrats. the new senator from north dakota who was out over the weekend certainly doesn't seem open to a lot of these proposals. so it's going to be a le
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
ceiling. here's some of what would happen. the fbi would shut down, prisons won't operate, the court system closes, tax refunds won't go out, the faa would go off line. that's not even talking about what would happen in the financial markets, including the prospect of interest rates rising. do you feel comfortable -- >> but, chris, we've already addressed some of these things about making certain the interest is paid, making certain that we prioritize. you know, budgets are to be about priorities anyway. and i think that there is a way we're going to have to find a way forward, if you will, we're going to have to work through a way forward so that we pay all of our bills, so that we are able to meet what we have to meet as far as our needs go, and that we are reducing what the federal government spends. there's a lot of waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal spending system. everybody knows that. the time has come that everybody engage in this. the agencies, the bureaucracy, they've got to do their part on this. they just can't sit there and say, oh, you're cutting me because you're
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
. it could mean a shut down at the fbi, prisons might have to stop operating, courts would, of course, close. it would mean chaos, but that seems to be what they want, i guess, chaos, which i guess they'll then somehow use as leverage. is that right? >> well, apparently that is their argument. i think the problem is we've seen this movie before. it happened under gingrich's watch when clinton was president. it certainly didn't rebound to gingrich's favor. it ended up helping clinton. his poll numbers went up, and i imagine that the same thing would happen with obama. and, of course, there would be this attendant impact on the economy and attendant impact on people getting their government benefits and all sorts of things. so, again, i think the republican party talks about refashioning and rebranding and i think one of the ideas is to look at reagan. they always talk about reagan, but if you look at some of the things reagan actually did around immigration reform, for instance, this isn't a party that so far is will to do that and embrace some of those parts of reagan's legacy. >> steve, we
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am PST
and the wiretapping and everything that the cia and the fbi has been doing. so the legacy that president obama is leaving is very complex and no conservative will be happy with it and a lot of liberals aren't going to be happy with it either. the obama doctrine is apparently don't make anybody happy. >> morris, let's move on to the next top wick all of the president's men, appointing a lot of white men to fill cabinet positions? >> i think the majority is still out on this. he's only announced a few. kerry, so i don't think there's a lot of people and a lot of spots to fill. we've still got to sort of shake things out. i think he's trying to appoint people that are number one, close to him and understand what he wants to get done in the next four years and he needs to bring diversity and we'd hoped to get that from susan rice and i think the jury is still out and we'll see ultimately what happens. >> anything hypocritical here, to defend the president. they went after mitt romney, for, you know. >> they would have gone after any president and any republican president with this record. i mean,
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